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Serena Rajabiun

Serena Rajabiun is Assistant Professor in the Public Health Dept. at UMass Lowell.
Serena RajabiunAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Health Services Research; Social Determinants of Health; Community based participatory research.


  • MA, Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Ph D, Boston University


Serena Rajabiun, MA, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, has over twenty years of international and domestic public health experience. Her research focuses on community based strategies and interventions to increase access to and the quality of health care services and reduce health disparities. She works with individuals across the life course, including immigrant children and their families, children and youth in the foster care system, and youth and adults living with HIV who experience homelessness. She has also developed national training programs and curricula for community health workers as part of a health care team to improve health outcomes. Dr. Rajabiun spent a decade working on community based programs to improve maternal and child health and nutrition and HIV prevention in Latin America and Africa.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychosocial health and other social factors in a longitudinal cohort of Puerto Rican adults living on the US mainland (2020), Grant -
    Mangano, K.M., Feldeisen, S.N., Rajabiun, S., Falcón, L.M., Tucker, K.L.